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					                              ROAD SHOW IN ITALY
                                 Nov 5-9, 2007

The Road Show in Italy will be held in Veneto and Marche Clusters (for footwear and
footwear component sectors), and also in Santa Croce Cluster (for tannery sector).
The tentative programme schedule is given below:

Nov 4 Sunday          Delegates arrives in Venice
Nov 5 Monday          PROGRAMME IN VENETO CLUSTER (30 Km from Venice)

                      Presentation Meeting to promote the Indian leather industry, and to
                      attract joint ventures. The CLE will make a presentation to Italian
                      companies about investment opportunities available in Indian leather
                      industry.

                      Duration: maximum 90 minutes

                      Thereafter, tea / coffee break for about 30 minutes.

                      This will be followed by One-on-one Business Meetings between Indian
                      and Italian companies to explore the possibilities of entering into joint
                      venture to manufacture leather / leather products in India.

                      Duration: Till the Italian companies finish their meetings with Indian
                      companies on that day
Nov 6 Tuesday         Forenoon session: Delegates may have individual discussions /
                      meetings with Italian companies, based on lead established in the
                      previous day

                      Afternoon Session: Transfer to Santa Croce

Nov 7 Wednesday       PROGRAMME IN SANTA CROCE CLUSTER

Nov 8 Thursday        Morning: Transfer from Santa Croce to the Marche

                      Afternoon: PROGRAMME IN MARCHE CLUSTER

Nov 9 Friday          One-to-One bilateral meetings in Marche Cluster –


                      PROGRAMME CONCLUDES IN THE EVENING
       Programmes in Marche & Santa Croce Cluster will be held on the same model
       of Veneto Cluster.

Please note that One to one business meetings will be organized on the model of
buyer-seller meetings. There will not be pre-arranged or fixed one to one business
meetings. However, the Council will circulate the profiles of the Indian delegates to
local Association / host organization, well in advance with a request to distribute to
their member units. It will be open for the Italian companies to meet Indian
companies of their choice in the Road Show / one-to-one bilateral meetings.
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Information on the Italian Clusters where Road Show will be held:

VENETO: According to information obtained from CLE’s Consultant in Italy Mr. Mario
Pucci, this cluster specializes in footwear and footwear componenets. Nearly 1000
SMEs are functioning in the footwear sector covering the whole production range.
14000 people are employed in these companies. Annual production amounts to 22
million pairs. 95% of the production is women’s luxury upper market footwear.
Remaining 5% is men’s upper market shoes. Current turnover of the cluster exceeds
Euro 1.70 billion, 89% of which is exported.

The companies of Riviera del Brenta represents the 10% of the Italian footwear
companies and produce for the worldwide main brands such as Bruno Magli, Calvin
Klein, Chanel, Celine, Christian Dior, Coccinelle, Diesel, Dolce & Gabbana, Giorgio
Armani, Etro, Fendi, Ferragamo, Genny, Gianfranco Ferre, Gianni Versace, Gucci,
Kenzo, Louis Vuitton, Missoni, Prada, Valentino, Yves Saint Laurent etc.

According to Mr. Pucci, there is an interest in exploring the possibility to set up
industrial collaborations with Indian companies. There are two types of Italian
companies which are interested in such a venture:

      -   Branded companies interested in outsourcing cutting and stitching
          departments
      -   Companies that work as a sub-contractor for the branded companies that
          are interested to re-position themselves in the world footwear markets.

SANTA CROCE: This is predominantly tanneries cluster.

MARCHE: This cluster is for footwear and footwear components.
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                              ROAD SHOW IN BRAZIL
                                Nov 19-22, 2007

Road Show in Brazil will be organized in the footwear cluster of Novo Hamburgo (about
50 kms from Porto Alegre), and cluster of Franca (about 400 km from Sao Paulo)

The tentative programme schedule is given below:

Nov 18 Sunday         Delegates assemble in Porto Alegre

Nov 19 Monday         PROGRAMME IN NOVO HAMBURGO CLUSTER

                      Presentation Meeting to promote the Indian leather industry, and
                      to attract joint ventures. Duration: maximum 90 minutes

                      The CLE will make a presentation to Brazilian companies about
                      investment opportunities available in Indian leather industry.

                      Thereafter, tea / coffee break for about 30 minutes.

                      This will be followed by One-on-one Business Meetings between
                      Indian and Brazilian companies to explore the possibilities of
                      entering into joint venture to manufacture leather / leather
                      products in India.

                      Duration: Till the Brazilian companies finish their meeting with
                      Indian companies

Nov 20 Tuesday        Visit to factories in Novo Hamburgo Cluster

Nov 21 Wednesday      Transfer from Porto Alegre to Franca

Nov 22 Thursday       PROGRAMME IN FRANCA CLUSTER

Nov 23 Friday         Visit to factories in Franca Cluster

                      PROGRAMME CONCLUDES IN THE EVENING

       Programme in Franca Cluster will be held on the same model of Novo
       Hamburgo

Please note that One to one business meetings will be organized on the model of
buyer-seller meetings. There will not be pre-arranged or fixed one to one business
meetings. However, the Council will circulate the profiles of the Indian delegates to
local Associations / host organization, well in advance with a request to distribute to
their member units. It will be open for the Brazilian companies to meet Indian
companies of their choice in the Road Show / one-to-one bilateral meetings.
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Information on the Brazilian Clusters where Road Show will be held:

Cluster of VALE DO RIO DOS SINOS
The Vale do Rio dos Sinos region is considered to be the biggest footwear
manufacturing area in the world, dating back to 1824 when the first German
immigrants arrived and began making boots here. About 50 kms from the state
capital Porto Alegre, the Vale dos Sinos area encompasses Brazil’s principal footwear
cities like Novo Hamburgo (known as the National Shoe Capital), Campo Bom and
Sapiranga. The speciality is women’s leather shoes but, naturally, production also
includes those in fabrics and synthetics. It is from here that about 70% of brazilian
footwear exports find their way to more than 130 different countries. The greatest
concentration of manufacturers of machinery and components for the footwear
industry is also found here.

Cluster of FRANCA:
Franca is in the North, about 400 km from the Capital Sao Paulo. Specialized in
making men’s shoes, this is the biggest footwear centre in the country with 760
firms of various sizes that provide jobs for around 18000 people. Output of the
cluster is about 37 million pairs, of which 8.3 million are exported.

Assessment visit of CLE to Brazil July / Aug 2007

A detailed report on the assessment visit of CLE to Brazil can be found in the
Leathers magazine Aug 2007 issue. The inferences drawn from the visit is given
below for information of members:

-   The Brazilian footwear industry is passing through an unprecedented crisis as a
    result of continued appreciation of Brasilian currency against US $. In the last 2
    years, Brasilian Reias appreciated by more than 30%. As a result, exports are
    turning less and less profitable

-   On the other hand, owing to the presence in domestic market helped them to
    survive this currency appreciation. It is worthy to note that, almost all the major
    Brasilian footwear manufacturers have both domestic sales and exports, unlike
    Indian manufacturers.

-   Footwear manufacturers are not well aware about the investment opportunities in
    India. Some of them have already opened their Branches in China for outsourcing
    their production. The Brasilian companies with whom we had interactions, have
    evinced keen interest to explore the chances of investing in India

-   Footwear component manufacturers are also seriously affected by these
    developments and are keen to invest in India

-   As some of the large factories have either closed or closing in near future,
    machineries and technicians are available for Indian factories. It is estimated
    that about 1500 Brasilian technicians are working in China as of now. There are
    agencies who recruit the technicians abroad and Indian manufacturers in need for
    technicians could easily get Brasilian Technicians today

-   Brazilian Brands which are popular in Europe and in Middle East are more likely to
    join hands with Indian partners or invest through FDI route to effect supplies to
    these markets from India
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-   It is unlikely to expect Brasilian footwear manufacturers to import shoes from
    India now, as the import tariff is quite stiff like India (35%). On the other hand,
    Brasilian brands could join hands with Indian manufacturers for outsourcing their
    production to fulfill their demand in other countries like EU countries, USA, Russia
    and other Asian countries.

-   The Leather Goods market is highly fashion oriented, and is dominated
    completely by Brasilian brands. The style and trend seems to be in line with the
    styles in other developed markets. However, there are very few chances of
    Indian manufacturers selling in this market.

-   A Road Show after a gap of 3-4 months in Franca and Porto Alegre would be
    highly beneficial in finding Brasilian partners. Moreover, if the key members of
    the Brasilian leather industry are invited for the Indian leather Exhibitions, the
    possibility of attracting investments from Brazil into Indian Leather sector is
    really high.

				
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